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Sexual Harassment Train the Trainers Workshop

ICAAD in partnership with The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) organised the first ever train the trainers workshop to raise awareness on combating sexual harassment in the workplace. The training targeted key stakeholders and agencies to strengthen implementation of laws and policies. The 3-day training workshop was […]

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Addressing Racism in VR + Donor Spotlight

Dear friend of ICAAD, This season, we are grateful that ICAAD has grown to be a vibrant community of people who are committed to the promotion of human rights, peace, and equality. We are excited to spotlight three of our tenacious supporters, Gail & Allen Dougherty and Laura […]

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Combating Sexual Harassment for Women

ICAAD has teamed up with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) to conduct a train the trainers program to combat sexual harassment in the workplace for major public and private sector groups across Fiji. The program is designed to be scaled and […]

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Expanding Data Collection for Dalit Communities in New Delhi

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A Dalit women-led network of paralegals trained and supported by our partner Nazdeek is expanding their data collection efforts and tracking access to basic services for two additional low-income communities in New Delhi. ICAAD’s role was to develop a new version of the human rights monitoring technology […]

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Report Sets off Flurry of Questions for Women’s Rights Review

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) recently released an 8 page list of questions for Fiji, following the submission of a Parallel Report drafted by ICAAD on behalf of a coalition of local NGOs. While the Parallel Report mentioned efforts made in […]

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Bryan and Gurjit believe systemic design solutions can lead to greater change

Dear friend of ICAAD, It’s our pleasure to recognize ICAAD donors Bryan Miller and Gurjit Kaur for their support of our mission. Bryan served on the ICAAD Board from 2014-2016, and works as Finance Director at a sustainable brand design powerhouse BBMG. We asked him to share […]

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Sean supports evidence-based change. Will you join him and get a bonus?

Dear friend of ICAAD, Meet Sean Dougherty, lawyer at Shearman & Sterling LLP and ICAAD’s Board Chair. Sean’s support of our mission and his dedication to the promotion of human rights is truly inspiring. As a lawyer, Sean values the power of research and data to advocate […]

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Building Legal Frameworks to Survive Climate Change

“Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria and the massive floods in South Asia are just the most recent demonstration of the urgency of tackling climate change,” said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres at the Leaders’ Dialogue on Climate Change during the opening of the General Assembly this week. […]

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ICAAD Interns Conduct Groundbreaking Research & Analysis

The ICAAD intern program expands its reach to Australia and New Zealand, where ICAAD Interns Erin Thomas and Suvradip Maitra have been working on two important initiatives. Erin Thomas is a student at American University in Washington DC, focusing on Global and Comparative Governance in the Pacific, […]

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Using Data and Legal Education to Bridge the Gap

Marginalized communities in Kenya face challenges in accessing basic resources and infrastructure. Even where government systems are in place, there are problems with the quality of services and enforcement of laws, especially in rural and impoverished areas. Hakijamii is an organization dedicated to securing economic and social […]

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